I final got to watch the new Doctor Who episode.
Peter Capaldi was great after he was alowed past the opening wackyness (but David Tennant had to go through that too after his regeneration so it cool). The episode as a whole didn’t fill me with confidence, though. Its still riddled with moffats signature pacing problems and terrible writing.
There was far too much focus on what the main characters are up to, but like -boring focus. I’m not really interested in hear -again- how conflicted Clara is about whatever. I’de much rather find out more about this weeks setting or villain and thier motives or maybe some of the thought provoking stuff that sci-fi is supposed to be about.
And whats with the episode climax? Where the good Doctor saves the day not by convincing his ‘more human than machine’ enemy that there is a better way of life than killing but instead goads him into committing suicide. Much like when Moffat got Matt Smith to save the day by brainwashing all of humanity into amnesiac serial murderers.
The relationship between lizard lady and her companion pisses me off too. It’s witheringly one sided. If I belived moffat had any depth to him at all i’de half expect it to fold out overtime into a story about emotional abuse. Also ‘Men are monkeys.’ Ho ho ho! Feminism, am I right, Moffat? It’s rediculous.
The man needs to go.